New Years Resolutions: SaaS Mastery

Every year, a large chunk of the people who set resolutions are destined for failure. Complete and utter failure. While we can all speculate the reasons, more often than not, it comes down to a combination of procrastination, unactionable goals and lack of a clear game plan. Seriously. If you…

Instructions: Build Mcrypt for OSX Mavericks

Yes, another post on Mcrypt, but this time for OSX Mavericks. I cannot stress how frustrated I was when upgrading to Mountain Lion hosed my web development environment, let alone when it did it again upgrading to Mavericks. Here is a great post on compiling PHP 5.4.17 with…

Workaround: MCrypt bug in Ubuntu 13.10

Having problems installing PHP5-MCrypt on Ubuntu 13.10? You're not alone. Apparently this is a bug with the latest version of Ubuntu, where they changed the default location for php modules, but mcrypt was apparently left behind. For full details and a workaround, feel free to visit this Ubuntu Stack…

Enter: Alchemy Codeworks

Starting from scratch, with severely limited free time, has been a challenge - to say the least. However, it has afforded me a few luxuries; most notable is that I can truly start fresh. Because of this, I have taken quite a bit of time to step back and evaluate…

The Tomboy and The Geek is Back Online!

I have finally gotten The Tomboy and the Geek back online! This is third site I needed to restore and is right in-line with my Year of the Hustle post. This particular site is meant to help keep our friends and family in the loop with what we've been up…

CurtisRissi.com Is Back Online!

I am happy to report that CurtisRissi.com up and online! Its not much, but its at least a start and will continue to increase in functionality over time. As mentioned in my post, "The Year of the Hustle", this is simply one item of step one, but is, by…